The Best Reason to Ride a Bike
by Peter KalmusJul 25, 2016
- The film “Bikes vs Cars” tells us that bicycling for transportation can reduce our emissions. But more importantly, bicycling can change our mindset.
Why Hope Has Power in This Gut-Wrenching Election Year
by Frances Moore Lappé, Adam EichenJul 25, 2016
- Cynicism and despair are among democracy’s worst enemies.
Buy Low, Sell Never: Why Not Just Buy the Entire Coal Industry?
by Mark TrahantJul 23, 2016
- Coal left in the ground is an investment in the climate, as well as the future of families in rural communities and the tribes.
After the Violence and Videos, Therapists Learn to Treat Racial Trauma
by Jaime AlfaroJul 22, 2016
- From specialized clinics for African Americans to social media events that take the shame out of sharing, there's a movement to heal the psychological scars of racism.
The Real Reason the RNC Was So Angry
by Arun GuptaJul 22, 2016
- From Obama to Black Lives Matter, everyone is talking about structural racism—something Trump’s supporters don’t want to own.
Florida Town Proposes a Ban on Super PACs—What Could Happen?
by Carolina CruzJul 21, 2016
- Not only would the ordinance get big money out of St. Petersburg elections, but it could lead to a legal clash ending super PACs across the country.
#WallOffTrump: How Humor Defied Racism at the RNC
by Alexa MillsJul 21, 2016
- Laughter makes us feel safer, stronger, and more together. In Cleveland, activists used it to flip Trump's own ridiculous words upside down.
After Weeks of Tragedy, Possibilities Will Emerge
by Sarah van GelderJul 20, 2016
- The one thing we can count on is change. But what will make that change inclusive and sustainable instead of violent and fascistic?
Can Industrial Hemp Save Kentucky’s Small Farms?
by Catherine V. MooreJul 20, 2016
- As tobacco declines, some hope that hemp can be a “gateway crop” to financial sustainability for the state’s small farms.
How a Big Coal Blunder Gave Mississippi a Chance for Cleaner Air
by Adam LynchJul 19, 2016
- Community activists in the country’s most corrupt state won an unlikely victory to convert a coal plant to natural gas.
Celebrate the Urban Wildnerness Right Where You Live
by Shelley McEuenJul 18, 2016
- Throughout the country there are revitalization efforts to bring back to life long-neglected urban wild areas.
Three Things That Matter Most in Youth and Old Age
by Nancy HillJul 18, 2016
- A photographer explores what’s important when you’ve lived fewer than seven years or more than seven decades.
Tell Us About the Revolution Where You Live
by YES! StaffJul 15, 2016
- The 20th anniversary issue of YES! will show you, state by state, how change happens when communities work together. Tell us what’s happening where you live today.
More Diversity in the Workforce Starts With Education
by Lornet TurnbullJul 14, 2016
- A Seattle-area school aims to better prepare Black and Latino students for careers in math and science through its unique program.
“Free” Trade? Fraud Alert
by David KortenJul 13, 2016
- The deceptive branding behind corporatists’ preference for the term “free trade” over simply “trade.”